Julia Rodriguez, a woman that identified herself as a New York delegate to the Democrat National Convention, made a threat against GOP nominee Mitt Romney, stating that she "would like to kill him."
Ms. Rodriguez, who says she is originally from Puerto Rico, has lived in New York for the past 40 years.
She tries to warn that as president, Mitt Romney would completely "destroy this country."
The Blaze broke the story as they were the ones interviewing Rodriguez. Benny Johnson writes,
During the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, The Blaze took to Time Warner Cable Arena to speak with delegates about the most pressing issues of our time. Most of those interviewed were good sports, answering questions about the trajectory of the country under Obama, the Affordable Care Act and even Socialism.
One of our conversations took an unexpected turn, however, when we asked New York delegate Julia Rodriguez about her views on the direction of the country. Rodriguez promptly shouted that she would, in fact, like to “kill” Mitt Romney.
Rodriguez isn't escaping the watchful eye of the Secret Service though. The Daily Caller reports,
A spokesman for the Secret Service told The Daily Caller that the agency is aware of video showing a delegate at the Democratic National Convention expressing a desire to “kill” Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
“We are aware of it,” Secret Service spokesman George Ogilvie told TheDC on Thursday.
He said the department is “taking the appropriate follow-up steps” with the woman.
What in the world are people thinking to come out and blatantly threaten the lives of anyone, especially a candidate for the presidency? This is way over the line. It is one thing to disagree with people passionately, but quite another to issue threats like this woman has. We'll see just how the Secret Service handles things. I"m honestly not expecting much seeing as it's the DNC that this took place at.